A GROUP of mysterious UFOs have been spotted hovering above the Cotswolds.

The strange glowing orbs were described by witnesses as moving slowly through the sky in a formation at the weekend.

Lower Slaughter resident Stephanie Etherington says she and her husband saw a number of the objects at around 11pm on Friday night.

"They were golden orbs and they were just moving across the sky without making a sound.

"They were golden in colour and the twinkling. My neighbour said they were probably Chinese lanterns but if they were they wouldn’t have stayed in a straight line and the candle would have gone out before they got that high."